Travel Blogs from Stuttgart
Not gonna lie, Stuttgart is kind of as boring as they say it is.
Actually, we felt it was kind of the German equivalent of Winnipeg. Don't get me wrong, I love Winnipeg, but, you know... it's kind of the big-ish city that has terible transit and not much going for it.
As we were so close to Stuttgart (30 miles) it would have been churlish not to visit the Merc Museum. (Porsche also built one but whereas we could maybe afford a Merc, the other probably wouldn't be very practical?)
Anyway, Tom Tom took us directly to the Merc Stadium where we were able to park for free and after a short walk the rather striking museum building (next ...
... impressing us with ease of navigation (it does take two drivers to check junctions and the safety of moving out or overtaking) we headed off to Bad Liebenzell at the northern end of the Schwarzwald. Liz was able to read on the Kindle for most of the way and the S-Max auto again came into its own giving relaxing travel.
Liz had chosen the site which is just outside the town, between a Netto and a Lidl with a handy petrol station thrown in. ...
... sundae. We strolled through the gardens and spent some time feeding the swans and ducks. A funicular took us to the top and we walked to Auerhahn restaurant, which offered great views of the town below. I had been waiting to have black forest cake in the Black Forest, but I decided to have goulash soup instead. I didn't miss out though, because Frank and Max both had the black forest cake, one with alcohol and one without. We caught the furnicular back down ...
... The annual Oechsle Festival was on, which is similar to Oktoberfest but with the focus on wine. So we had to stop for a sausage...or two. Then we caught a bus to a suburb nearby to meet Frank's cousin Elisabeth and her family, who own a lotto store. (We bought a ticket and doubled our money!) Then it was back on the bus to Studio Miko, the family business, a photography studio where Franz, Alexander, Michael (Franz's youngest son) and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed